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Ajay Lalu

Certified IoT Professional; CA(SA)

Co-Founder & Director

Ajay is a serial entrepreneur and has successfully started and exited companies with a combined value of over $60m.  A trusted strategic advisor to C-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies in South Africa. He is a Certified IoT Professional and a Chartered Accountant. He has over 22 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience across sectors from FMCG to Financial Services to ICT.  He was a shareholder in Deutsche Bank South Africa and a former director of Corporate Finance at Ernst & Young.

Ajay Lalu

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Dr Manoj Chiba
(Phd)

Advisory Board Member

Manoj has a Phd in Strategy and a qualification in Machine Learning from Stanford. He has over 15 years hands-on experience in data analytics, and data science. His core capabilities include data, data science, financial analysis (including modelling), and value creation. His clients over time have included listed firms in the financial services sector, retail and fast-moving goods, software and entertainment industries, as well not-for profit organizations and government entities.

Sameer Jooma

Dr Manoj Chiba

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Sameer Jooma
BSc (Applied Math), MBA

Advisory Board Member

Sameer is a specialist in strategic analytics, an excellent curator of innovative technologies & has demonstrated the ability to bring innovation to life, for impact. He has a deep understanding of technologies such as IoT & Blockchain; & experience in large scale enterprise Data Science projects. He is passionate about developing start-ups to scale globally. He was the Director of Technology Innovation and Analytics for Africa at AB InBev and worked closely with MNOs, Banks & FinTechs to implement solutions. Sameer has qualifications from Stanford, Georgia Tech and Wits.

Sameer Jooma

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Rick Orloff
CISSP, CAPI, vCSO, vCISO

Advisory Board Member

Rick has developed and led critical security programs at one of the largest Fortune 5 companies in the world, Apple Inc. Rick is an operationally focused executive with international experience responsible for business results including governance, risk and compliance (GRC), cloud security, information security, product security, physical security, cyber investigations, and national security programs. He's also a Board Member or Board Advisor to several technology companies including Q-Hop.

Rick Orloff

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Sanjay Soni

CA(SA)

Co-Founder & Director

Sanjay is an accomplished business strategist, transformation leader, entrepreneur & chartered accountant having serviced a range of multi-nationals, private sector & public-sector clients as a trusted strategic & business advisor with 25 years experience. Sanjay has expertise in transformation advisory, strategy formulation, executive & business management, capital raising & corporate governance and has been involved in numerous  businesses, as both a shareholder and executive director. He was a former Director of Corporate Finance at EY.

Sanjay Soni

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Gary Hagel

Advisory Board Member

Gary has worked for corporations from e-bay to Apple and Vodacom to BT in Europe and Africa.  His 25 year career includes leadership positions as Group Chief Officer Commercial Operations and Senior Director Customer Experience Europe and included managing budgets of over $130m and teams of over 6500 people. At e-bay he was responsible for leading the functions of Customer Care, Digital Channels and Experience Design of the on-line trading platform across the European markets. He also led the Sales and Distribution business for Apple Inc across the EMEA Region, at the time of the launch of the first generation iPhone. 

Gary Hagel

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Shainal Patel
Bsc IT Hons

Advisory Board Member

Shainal is specialist IT Professional who has over 17 years strategic and operational ICT experience extending throughout designing, creating & implementing various ICT solutions ranging from mobile applications to cloud based services, which have been utilised by Multinational Banks and some of the largest MNOs in Africa and the Middle East. He is an IT entrepreneur that brings a wealth of knowledge including project management & digital transformation skills to build efficient solutions on various cloud platforms that range across multi-million dollar projects in both the private and public sectors.

Shainal Patel

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Suzy Monford
MBA

Advisory Board Member

2019 Top Woman in Grocery-Progressive Grocer
2016 Top Woman in Retail Tech - RIS
2016 Top Woman in Grocery-Progressive Grocer
2015 Top Disruptor-SuperMarket News

Suzy Monford is the former Group Vice President of eCommerce for the Kroger Corporation. In her executive roles, she created & implemented go-to-market strategies for new e-commerce markets across the U. S., led branding and marketing for all fresh departments as well as product development, digital merchandising and innovation growth strategies. 

Suzy Monford